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Defense depth chart

Monday, March 30, 2009, 6:53 PM
Here’s my projection for the defense depth chart that will come at the conclusion of the spring session on April 25. With Penn State – as with many programs – you can’t take its two-deeps at face value. DEFENSIVE END Jack Crawford / Eric Latimore With the early departures of... Read more

Spring has sprung

Saturday, March 28, 2009, 2:16 PM
Joe Paterno had a point. Penn State held the coach's spring practice kickoff press conference yesterday and Paterno didn't really know what to say when he was asked about certain players and certain positions. He had only seen one practice without pads and was about to view the second day of drills... Read more

Offense depth chart

Saturday, March 28, 2009, 3:30 PM
You asked and you receive. Here's my projection of how the Lions' two-deep offense depth chart will look at the end of spring practice. I'll also look ahead to some possible changes before the season opener against Akron on Sept. 5. Defense to come later. QUARTERBACK Daryll Clark / Kevin Newsome OR... Read more

Instant update: Paterno speaks

Friday, March 27, 2009, 6:18 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Joe Paterno met with reporters today for the first time since the day after the Lions' loss to Southern Cal in the Rose Bowl. The 82-year-old coach is free of the cane his bad hip forced him to use last season and looked in fine health. Here are some of the highlights of his 30-minute... Read more

Live from State College

Friday, March 27, 2009, 3:06 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Spring football is officially underway and with one practice in the books, probable captains Sean Lee and Daryll Clark met with the media inside the Bryce Jordan Center. Coach Joe Paterno will answer questions later this afternoon. After a medical redshirt season, Lee is back... Read more

PSU stands for ...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 10:28 AM
... Pretty stupid university. And yes, I'm a grad. The athletic department sent out a release on Monday that spring practice would kick off Wednesday with media availability of coach Joe Paterno and selected players. A few reporters, however, received a heads up that this could be canceled if the basketball... Read more

I'm baaaaaaaacccckkk

Monday, March 23, 2009, 5:55 PM
Now that Temple has been bounced from the NCAA Tournament -- Sorry, Nits. It's better to have played -- I'm back on the Penn State beat full time. At least, for the time being. Spring practice opens on Wednesday and will culminate with the Blue-White scrimmage on April 25th at 2 p.m. The team also... Read more
About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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